European leaders praised Serbia for the arrest of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic but remained hesitant to take further steps towards Serbia's EU membership. They urged Belgrade to deliver war crime suspect Ratko Mladic.
The arrest of alleged genocide mastermind Radovan Karadzic in
Serbian secret service agents arrested Karadzic on Monday in Belgrade, where he was living under a false identity and worked as a doctor.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who is currently heading the European Union, hailed the “long-awaited arrest.” He said that it “clearly shows the
"Karadzic has been arrested, but Mladic has not"
Former Serbian general Ratko Mladic is also wanted for genocide in relation to the Srebrenica massacre. “The fugitive Bosnian-Serb wartime military commander is said to be more difficult to catch, so there might be disappointment for
The EU and
According to the EU's foreign policy chief Javier Solana, it is now up to the prosecutors in
Divergent attitudes within the EU
Serbia's new pro-EU government, which was sworn in earlier this month after it won the election in May, has been busy trying to clear disputes between Belgrade and Brussels under the stewardship of President Borid Tadic.
Apart from the issue of war criminals,
According to Armen Georgian, the future of
Several member states, such as
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